Each room is as breathtakingly beautiful as the next in this L.A. home designed by Sheena Murphy of sheep + stone. Sheena has a talent for mixing neutral tones with unique decor pieces to create spaces that are both tranquil and dynamic at the same time. She has mastered this delicate balance and applied it to this fresh, eclectic family home. The neutral backdrop allows her use of sumptuous fabrics, eye-catching lighting, graphic floor coverings and bold artwork to draw the attention they deserve.
Sheena tells us about the inspiration behind the design, “This 1920’s home renovation was for a Californian family who had lived in Brooklyn for seven years, prior to returning to Los Angeles. It was important to the clients to honor both the East coast and West coast feel within their home.
“We took cues from the local landscape and design history then blended that inspiration with nods to Brooklyn in the form of artwork, locally made pieces, and materials that felt synonymous with NYC. My favorite part of the final design is the fusion created by bringing the outdoors in.”
Sconce: Atelier de Troupe
The large-scale Croft House mirror in the living room reflects light and creates a feeling of more expansive space.
“Our favorite finishing touch is a pair of hanging plants in the living room, framing the large windows in recessed arches.”
It’s important for a space to have a sense of calm and balance and we typically achieve this through using an eclectic mix of materials, finishes and textures. Sheena Murphy
We love the drama created by the gorgeous Restoration Hardware chandelier in the dining room which is also seen from the outdoor deck.
“No matter where you are in the house, you have a view of the luscious outdoors, and I love that each room feels connected to its surroundings in some way.”
Soothing gray tones and access to the outdoors create a calm master bedroom. Dark wood floors help to ground the room and tie seamlessly to black window and door trims.
The chair’s woven fabric echoes the graphic rug pattern and basket adding interest and cohesion to a small workspace.
Desk Chair: Jens Risom for Knoll
A space can offer so many different things for different people – but first and foremost a space should feel right for that person or those people who will be living in it. The relationships we have with clients are a big part of our process and have the potential to really set a project apart. Sheena Murphy
We couldn’t agree more with you Sheena! Today’s Modern Sanctuaries are strongly grounded on personalized space and relationships.